Taiwan Beef Noodle Soup

Beef
Leafy
Mains
Noodles

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

This Taiwanese beef noodle soup (Niu Rou mian) is one of Taiwan’s most beloved comfort food.

Tender beef, springy noodles, leafy greens accompanied with a rich, flavourful beef broth, this classic Taiwanese street food is not to miss out on.

With a bite of this beef noodle soup recipe, you’ll be transported back to the streets of Taiwan!

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Ingredients

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beef shank
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beef shank
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slices of ginger
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slices of ginger
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ginger
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ginger
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scallions
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scallions
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bunch garlic
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bunch garlic
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white onion
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white onion
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shallots
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shallots
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apple
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apple
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tomato
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tomato
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tbsp
tbsp
soy bean paste
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tbsp
tbsp
soy bean paste
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soy sauce
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ml
ml
rice wine
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ml
ml
rice wine
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pc
pc
rock sugar
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pc
pc
rock sugar
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
sesame oil
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tbsp
tbsp
sesame oil
Bok choy
Bok choy
White wheat noodles
White wheat noodles
Cilantro
Cilantro

Spices

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cinnamon stick
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cinnamon stick
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tsp
tsp
fennel seeds
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tsp
tsp
fennel seeds
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tsp
tsp
sichuan peppercorn
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tsp
tsp
sichuan peppercorn
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star anise
0.00
star anise
0.00
cloves
0.00
cloves

Steps

1

Blanch beef shank with ginger and water, bring to a boil
Blanch beef shank with ginger and water, bring to a boil
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2

Scoop up scum and set beef aside, keep water
Scoop up scum and set beef aside, keep water
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3

Thinly slice white part of scallions for dressing
Thinly slice white part of scallions for dressing
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4

Chop scallions into 3, thinly slice ginger, slice onions, chop garlic into half and chop open shallots
Chop scallions into 3, thinly slice ginger, slice onions, chop garlic into half and chop open shallots
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5

Cut apples and tomatoes into quarters
Cut apples and tomatoes into quarters
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6

Put oil to cover base of stockpot, low heat
Put oil to cover base of stockpot, low heat
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7

Add in ginger, onions, shallots, scallions and garlic
Add in ginger, onions, shallots, scallions and garlic
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8

Add in soy bean paste
Add in soy bean paste
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9

Saute and add in 100ml rice wine
Saute and add in 100ml rice wine
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10

Cook off the alcohol
Cook off the alcohol
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11

Add soy sauce and rock sugar
Add soy sauce and rock sugar
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12

Add in beef shanks, coat the beef and saute abit
Add in beef shanks, coat the beef and saute abit
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13

Add in blanching water
Add in blanching water
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14

Add in tomatoes and apples
Add in tomatoes and apples
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15

Add in spices
Add in spices
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16

Let stock simmer for 1-1.5 hours *Add more soy sauce according to preference
Let stock simmer for 1-1.5 hours *Add more soy sauce according to preference
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17

*Remove beef shanks once they are almost fully cooked
*Remove beef shanks once they are almost fully cooked
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18

Strain beef stock
Strain beef stock
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19

Blanch bok choy and saute with sesame oil
Blanch bok choy and saute with sesame oil
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20

Cook white wheat noodles for 2 mins / till cooked
Cook white wheat noodles for 2 mins / till cooked
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21

Add 1 tsp light soy sauce,1 tsp sesame oil and some white pepper in serving bowl
Add 1 tsp light soy sauce,1 tsp sesame oil and some white pepper in serving bowl
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22

Add in cooked noodles, pour in soup and add sliced beef
Add in cooked noodles, pour in soup and add sliced beef
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23

Top off with chopped scallions, cilantro and bok choy
Top off with chopped scallions, cilantro and bok choy
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